Eat Blog Talk is the one-stop podcast for food bloggers, delivering value and instilling confidence so you can level up in your business. The podcast features interviews with food bloggers and other experts who deliver valuable and relevant information and insights to the blogging space.
We cover all the hot food blogging topics such as SEO, social media strategies, keyword research, how to pitch yourself to brands and which keyword research tools to use. We also focus on improving your mindset, as this will help improve your job performance, creativity, productivity and add value to your business.
Eat Blog Talk publishes new episodes every Monday and Thursday.
Make a Success out of your Blog No Matter your Age or Niche with Laura Sirkovsky
In episode 318, Megan chats with Laura Sirkovsky about becoming a food blogger after hitting 30 and how to earn recognition and be noticed in your niche.
After being diagnosed with coeliac disease, Laura started her food blog to recreate gluten-free versions of the recipes she grew up with in Canada. After leaving her teaching job, she decided to grow her food blog to have an additional income. She did not expect it to become her full-time job. In this episode, she shares her journey, discussing why you can become a successful food blogger despite your age or niche.
-Food blogging is a viable career choice for people over 30.
-Choose the right social media platforms to connect with your audience and help grow your blog.
-Gluten-free diets are here to stay as more and more people find out they are coeliac or gluten-intolerant.
-Gluten-free recipe blogs are a great avenue for food bloggers to explore.
-Deal with the mental health challenges of trying to grow your blog and stay on top of life by connecting with the food blogging community.
Connect with Laura Sirkovsky
Website | Instagram
Work with Brands you Love (+ Why Being an Influencer is a Good Thing) with Kim Cauti and Chelsea Vetre
In episode 317, Megan chats with Kim Cauti and Chelsea Vetre about why being an influencer is a good thing and how you can make a change for the better in your niche while at the same time earn extra money by working with brands that you love.
Kim and Chelsea offer unique coaching courses for bloggers, photographers and nano-influencers in the food space, educating them about how to successfully land sponsorship deals even if their social media accounts are under 10k. In this episode, they discuss the empowering nature of being an influencer.
-What does it mean to be an influencer?
-Why do some people think of it negatively?
-What should you do to avoid negative perceptions of sponsorship deals?
-What are the common mistakes new influencers make?
-How to build and keep the trust of both your followers and the brands you work with.
Connect with Kim Cauti and Chelsea Vetre
Website | Instagram
Lighten your Load and Free-up your Time - Ghost-writing with Carolyn Truett
In episode 316, Megan chats with Carolyn about how ghost-writing can lighten food bloggers’ loads, helping them gain more time to focus on other aspects of their business.
Ghost-writing – writing posts for other bloggers as if they were writing it themselves – provides Carolyn with an additional source of income while she is growing her own gluten-free recipe site, Caramel and Cashews.
Whether you are passionate about writing and looking for a new source of income or want to hire a ghost-writer to free-up your time, find out everything you need to know in this episode.
-What is ghost-writing?
-How can it benefit you as a food blogger?
-What is the easiest way to find reliable ghost-writers?
-What should you look for in pricing OR how should you price your services (if you're a ghost-writer).
-Once you found a ghost-writer, how does the process work?
-Why choose ghost-writing as an additional source of income and how can you find your first client?
Connect with Carolyn Truett
Website | Instagram
Easily Increase your Blog’s Traffic, Revenue and View Time through Spillt with Ann Baum and Maddy Baum
In episode 315, Megan chats with Ann and Madeleine about their new app Spillt, a social media app that helps food bloggers gain exposure and increase their traffic and revenue by allowing them to save, share and review recipes online while gaining new followers. We cover information about the app’s exciting features, including:
- How it helps you increase site viewing time.
- Click through rates in search results.
- Add an additional revenue stream through ads.
The social nature of the app incentivizes users to leave reviews and ratings. It syncs automatically with your site through a WordPress plugin, so you don’t have to create any new content to grow on the app. Find out more about how it works in this episode!
Connect with Ann and Madeleine Baum of Spillt.
Website | Instagram
Use Your Zone of Genius as a Monetization Strategy (+ Be Brave + Trust Yourself) with Ashley Schuering
After being laid off in March 2020 due to the coronavirus, Ashley Schuering started her blog Confessions of a Grocery Addict at the behest of her friends. While she has been steadily growing her blog traffic, Ashley has created a thriving ghostwriting business for other food bloggers that has allowed her to become a full-time freelancer. By focusing specifically on her "zone of genius" — writing with an emphasis on SEO — she has created a monetization strategy that has become full-time work that pays her better than she has ever been paid before!
Inside episode 314, Ashley encourages food bloggers to lean into their zones of genius in order to take the pressure off getting accepted into an ad network. There is so much inspiration in this episode. Join us inside!
- Clear out the clutter (both literally and figuratively) in order to let new opportunities enter your life and business.
- Be a voracious learner in order to accelerate your growth.
- Establish days and times for working, resting, as well as professional development.
- Bravely accept that making a fool of yourself will be part of the success equation.
- Lean into what is working for you.
What’s Coming With Google Analytics 4, How to Display Blog Images and Managing Time Spent on SEO with Carl Ross
Carl is an engineer who spent many years in corporate technology consulting roles which gave him a unique perspective on the application of technology, processes, and getting a return on your investments. It means he has spent literally decades helping customers make sense of technology products.
Twenty years ago he started building recipe websites as a ‘side hustle.’ At one point he had over 50 sites online, each generating rnice revenue.Then the Google Panda update tanked every single one of the sites, which was the right thing for it to do because they were very low quality, massively over-optimized sites that had been churned out en masse. They deserved to get buried deep, deep in the search results!
Today only a couple remain online and he uses them for SEO testing purposes. Fast forward to 2019 and Carl has started offering SEO services and the food blogging niche was an obvious fit. While he works with bloggers in many different niches, food bloggers are his bread and butter.
Inside episode 313, Carl delivers relevant information about a few timely SEO-related topics.
- What to do and what to expected with the change from Google Analytics 3 to Google Analytics 4.
- Blog images can cause a lot of problems if not handled properly. Follow Carl’s guidelines to ensure they are sized properly and aren’t affecting your site’s page speed.
- Where your focus should be placed in this ever-changing world of SEO.
- Keyword research tips included.
- Update about the recent Google core update in May 2022.
Great source of recommendations for food bloggers looking to grow their business!
Love Megan’s friendly, engaging style, and I’ve learned so much from her interviews with other food bloggers and blogging experts.
I Love this Podcast
EBT is one or the best podcasts for Food Bloggers. I listen to several different podcasts but I never miss EBT! Megan has great guests that share useful information which keeps me motivated. I also love Megan’s interviewing style! So calm and thoughtful. Keep up the great work Megan!
Steady flow of great content!
Megan brings a steady stream of experts that provide great insights and tips for food bloggers. Her experience as a good blogger helps her draw out lots of great ideas from her guests.